Hitting Hizbullah or Hitting All of Lebanon
This morning I travelled to Jounieh and the road north to Batroun and Byblos. These are images of Israel's attacks on the bridges on the northern highway, the last safe passage to Damascus. My flatmate Kaelen Wilson-Goldie is in Damascus now. She has just arrived after a mammoth trip from New York City being coverd by the Times of London and was planning to come tomorrow morning. Hopefully she still can but the roads have been devastated as the images show (and we need to pay our rent)
But to the point - this was harrowing reporting, Joseph Bassil's daughters screaming their grief.
Standing there this morning, hearing the tale of the poor dead man Joseph Bassil, a Christian who was taking his early morning exercise under the bridge as was his custom at 7.15am, a supposedly safe area, when it collapsed on top of him, killing him instantly, with a sound to end all sounds said it all. No Hizbullah, no trucks filled with arms, just attacks on Lebanon's civilian population and the nation's infrasture. Is Lebanon just to be made into another prison like Gaza, is this the aim of these senseless attacks? It is as every single Christian Lebanese resident of the area told me this morning, terrorism perpertrated by the state of Israel in league with America to sow fear and dissent amongst the population. Muslim, Christian, Palestinian, UN, mother, child, it seems Olmert-Peretz-Halutz and the military industry complex alongside the US does not seem to care. Is Israel fighting Hizbullah or fighting Lebanon? From here the answer is quite clear. And I just heard 20 plus Lebanese were killed in an air raid in a village in the Beqaa on the Lebanese-Syrian border. Congratulations pilots in your planes, it's so easy to push a button and drop a bomb and kill innocent farmers. Tell me this is not clearly a war against the Lebanese people?